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178 PIONEERS OE LOS ANGELES COUNTY. 

over three hundred miles of the journey were made on foot. 

Arriving at Elk City, Montana, they found that there was 
neither gold nor work for them. Mr. Teed set out for Walla 
Walla. He went to Stockton, where he obtained efployment at 
his trade. He remained there until 1863, when he came to Los 
Angeles county. In 1865 with six companions he made a trip 
across Death Valley into Nevada. He went as far as Paranighat, 
Nevada, where the gold excitement was running high at that time. 
Not striking it rich he returned to Los Angeles, where he en- 
gaged in building and contracting. Many of the older busi- 
ness blocks are monuments of his skill. 

In 1868 Mr. Teed married Miss Tonner of Iowa, who died in 
1881. Later he was united in marriage with Mrs. Helen Wyatt, 
who survives him. 

The high respect in which Mr. Teed was held by his fellow 
citizens was frequently manifested by them. He was five times 
elected to the city council and served for six years as park com- 
missioner. Fraternally he was a Royal Arch Mason. He was one 
of the founders of the Pioneer Society. He died March 31, 1904. 



IN MEMORIAM. 
NATHANIEL COBURN CARTER. 

Nathaniel Coburn Carter was born at Lowell, Massa- 
chusetts, January 24th, 1840. He died at his home at Sierra 
Madre, Los Angeles county, California, September 2nd, 1904, 
and was buried at the Sierra Madre graveyard, on Sunday, the 
4th day of September, 1904, with the beautiful services of the 
Christian Science Society, of which he was a prominent member. 
His funeral was attended by a very large number of his friends 
and neighbors. Bro. Carter was married in February, 1864. 
His wife Annetta M. Carter survives him, and five children, 
Florence, wife of W. H. Mead, residing in Los Angeles; Arthur 
N. Carter, Julia F. Carter, Anita E. Carter and Philip C. Carter, 
are all residents of Los Angeles county. On account of his 
health, Bro. Carter came to Los Angeles, arriving here in the 
month of November, 1871. His health improving rapidly he 
purchased a home at what is now Alhambra, and was one of the 
first to develope the possibilities of that locality. His planting 
of citrus and deciduous fruits, together with his vineyard, were 
wonders of growth and productiveness. His home was attrac- 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 179 

tive surrounded as it was by a wonderful showing of beautiful 
and rare plants and flowers. In 1872, Bro. Carter organized the 
first overland excursions, by way of the sea, from Los Angeles 
to San Francisco, thence east by Central and Union Pacific rail- 
roads; by which means he induced many old residents of South- 
ern California to visit the eastern states and tell their friends of 
the beauties and glories of Southern California. Through these 
excursions, covering many years, Bro. Carter probably brought 
to Los Angeles county more worthy and enterprising settlers 
than any other person living or dead. He sold his Alhambra 
home place, and, in 1881, purchased one thousand one hundred 
acres of the Santa Anita Rancho of E. J. Baldwin and divided it 
into twenty and forty acre tracts, and sold it to permanent 
settlers, who have built the handsome town of Sierra Madre, 
and near it he built his splendid residence "Carterhia." Mr. 
Carter was one of the foremost founders of the Southern Cali- 
fornia Horticultural Society and was for years editor and owner 
of the Rural Californian, the oldest agricultural paper in South- 
ern California. He was for many years a member and director 
of the Sixth District Agricultural Society, and for many years a 
member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and an active 
and earnest member of the Society of Pioneers of Los Angeles 
county, and filling important offices of the socitey with credit to 
himself and profit to the society. One of the last acts of his life 
was the filling out of the application for membership of one of 
the men he brought in an excursion 25 years ago. 

While Bro. Carter was a Republican in political matters 
he was not an offensive partisan. He was a devout believer in 
Christian Science. Few men in Southern California, if any, 
have done so much as he has in biulding up the southland, in 
creating happy homes, planting orchards and vineyards that will 
not perish until after generations of men have passed away. 

"He sleeps in the land of his choice." 

"He fell at his post doing duty." 

C. N. WILSON, 
J. W. GILLETTE, 

Committee. 



OMRI J. BULLIS. 

To the Pioneers of Los Angeles County: 

Our Brother Omri J. Bullis, who was the victim of a fatal 
accident at his ranch, Lynwood, in this county, had (but a few